Suppression of the 1947 Malagasy Uprising: Another forgotten campaign of the Legion

In late March 1947, three months after the regular war started in French Indochina, a bloody rebellion erupted in Madagascar, then a French colony annexed by France (with the predominant help of legionnaires) in 1896. To stop the massacres of French settlers and to restore order on that large island in the Indian Ocean, a battalion of the Foreign Legion left North Africa. Follow the link and learn more about another already forgotten campaign of the Legion, accompanied by 40+ original, still unpublished photos from private archives…

Follow the link to see more about the Legion in Madagascar in 1947-51:
Foreign Legion in Madagascar in 1947-1951

La version française de cet article pour les visiteurs français:
La Légion à Madagascar en 1947-1951


Foreign Legion in Madagascar in 1947-1951 - History